Monday, June 20, 2011

Steuermann's Schoenberg

Last week, Russell Sherman gave a recital of Schoenberg's piano music. In his remarks to the audience, he made a point of noting that his teacher, Schoenberg acolyte Edward Steuermann, never taught these works to him. According to Sherman, Steuermann told him that "this is your music."

Steuermann recorded Schoenberg's piano music in the 1950s; here's the Three Piano Pieces, Opus 11:

You can read my essay on Schoenberg's piano music here.